Alex Stalock is typically one of the last players off of the ice when the Sharks practice, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday, as the 26-year-old took fewer shots than normal for on an off-day skate.

That could be an indication that the 26-year-old is preparing for first career playoff start in Game 6 in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Monday night, but head coach Todd McLellan would not confirm if that’s the case.

“We’ve got to talk about that yet today,” Todd McLellan said. “We’ll make a decision and let him know when it’s time.”

Stalock, who played in each of the last two games in relief of a struggling Antti Niemi, will be prepared if he’s the guy.

“All year, it’s been just being ready,” he said. “If it is, you get a chance and you go in.”

Stalock has stopped all 26 shots he’s faced in games four and five in 57 combined minutes, and looked particularly strong on Thursday night, perhaps the only Sharks player than can be proud of his performance in disturbing a 3-0 home defeat.